Great Easter egg choc-test
By BREE PRICE
KAREN HINRICHSEN took a deep breath as chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies were lined up in front of her.
Blind-folded, The Northern Star's Newspapers in Education co-ordinator was about to embark on The Great Easter Egg Taste Test to rate the quality of Easter chocolate without knowing any brand names or prices.
But there are some things you just have to do.
"The Easter eggs have been on the shelves, tempting me, since Christmas. When I finally gave into temptation, I found the Easter egg chocolate was a different quality than we are used to buying throughout the year," Karen said.
"So I wanted to help the Easter bunny in his wide, wide choice of delicious Easter treats and find out if price affects quality and if size does really matter."
One-by-one, Karen nibbled each chocolate shape, cleansing her palate with grapes in between.
Within seconds of biting the ear off the Lindt Bunny, Karen knew it was her favourite.
"Ooh, this one is divine. This one's the winner!"
With a satisfied smile on her face, Karen decided it was worthwhile paying a little more for better quality chocolate.
"The good quality chocolate you could eat for ever, the cheaper ones get sickly more quickly," she said.
"To pay a little bit extra you will get better quality eggs rather than buying multiple eggs that are too sweet."